Important Things That You Should Know Regarding Blocking Unwanted Websites Effectively
Leaving your computer turned on with an active internet connection is not an easy thing to do, most especially if you have kids or children that are using the same device as you do. And also, there goes the fact that forbidding our kids from using the computer is not a possible thing for us to do since, apart from using it as a medium to play their favorite online game, they are also using it for the purpose of getting information or knowledge for the math or science projects that they have or for any other subjects they must search about. And yet, for seniors and for parents, it is common to be worried sick about the online safety of the websites that our child or our children our viewing, most especially if they are using the internet without our knowledge or if they are searching something online, behind our back.
Children, being so innocent and oblivious of the functionalities of the internet as well as the responsibilities they have in using the internet, will click open anything that catches their eyes due to curiosity, regardless of whether it is already scams, threats or even adult contents that are hidden in various sites that will be asking them to fill up personal and confidential information like email addresses and passwords, to name a few.
So, what you can do to make sure that you are safe online? And because we want you to gain some knowledge on how to guarantee your safety online and how you can block unwanted websites effectively, we will write down below the things that you can do about it.
Since you will have a hard time overseeing the websites that are visited or viewed by your kids at home using your wireless router, to ensure online safety, what you can do best is to block any unwanted or undesired websites on your Netgear wireless router through the proxy server addresses they have. If you are not familiar with how you can block websites through your wireless router, we present to you a simple guide that you can follow when doing so.
What you should do first here is to open your internet browser. Once you have opened the internet browser, the next thing for you to do is to type the code192.168.0.1 in the address bar at the top of the browser and press the “enter” key. This will bring up the Netgear router login window and once you see it, type your username and password specifically for it to be used then hit enter or tap the button log in. You will be shifted to the main window of the router and then, on the left hand side menu, just under the 2nd category, there says ‘Content Filtering’, hover your mouse over it and click on the ‘Block Sites’ option.